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[movies]U.S. Navy WWII Training Film Use of Oxygen 71072
Created during WWII for the U.S. Navy, "Fly High and Live" is a training film that explains to pilots the use of the oxygen cylinder, diluter-demand regulator and type A-14 mask.  The type A-14 was based on designs by Dr. Arthur H. Bulbulian of the Mayo Clinic Aero Medical Unit (his patent was applied for on July 1, 1943 and approved on June 6, 1944). Dr. Bulbulian and his colleagues, Dr. Walter M...
Keywords: aviation; oxygen; WWII; Navy; pilots; diluter; A-14 mask; aneroid; cylinder; O2; Oxygen; combat; dogfight; naval aviation
[movies]Cold War Royal Navy Documentary "1400 Zulu" 71062
Created in 1965, "1400 Zulu" is a classic British propaganda and recruiting film that profiles the Royal Navy's operations around the world: from the Caribbean to Aden to the Suez Canal and beyond.  It's a job that involves hundreds of ships and tens of thousands of men both above, on and below the water of all the world's oceans.  The film shows some of the newest weapons in the RN's arsenal including nuclear submarines, missile systems and the Guided Missile Destroyer HMS Hampshire, Harrier ...
Keywords: Cold War; Royal Navy; Harrier Jump Jet; Blackburn Buccaneer; aircraft carrier; destroyer; cruiser; guided missile; Polaris missile; Defense Ministry; 1960s
Downloads: 10
[movies]The Martin Company ICBM and Rocket Development Promo Film 71052
Created by The Martin Company in 1964, "Ten Years of Progress" recounts the relentless challenge and accomplishments that took place in the years 1954-1964 as the United States entered the space race and began making plans to deploy ICBMs against the Soviet threat.  In the 1950s America's missile and rocket booster fleet largely existed on paper, but as the film points out the mid-1960s saw a host of accomplishments as the United States worked hard to catch up to its opponent...
Keywords: Strategic Air Command; NASA; ICBM; Air Force; Space Race; Cold War; Titan; Atlas; Thor; IRBM; Minuteman; Polaris; Martin Company; Martin Marietta; atomic bomb; missile failures
Downloads: 16
[movies]Anzio Landings / Surrender of Italy WWII Newsreel 71042
Depicting events in 1943-44, this newsreel shows the Italian Front with British and American forces running a gauntlet of Nazi and Italian defenses on the way up "the boot", including the landings at Anzio.  Once Mussolini was deposed in July of 1943 chaos swept Rome and Italy dropped out of the conflict.  German forces continued their opposition.  As the newsreel shows, the unrelenting fury of the Allies could not force a substantial German retreat...
Keywords: WWII; newsreel; Italian Front; Gen. Mark Clark; 5th Army; Salerno; Mussolini; Italian Navy; Eisenhower
Downloads: 15
[movies]Assault on Berlin, Germany Surrenders, V-E Day WWII Newsreel 71022
This 1945 newsreel shows the final stages of World War II in Europe with American, British, Russian and allied forces descending upon the German heartland.  The seizure of Cologne is shown and the capture of the Rhine bridge (the Lundendorff Bridge) at Remagan.  The British, Canadian and American armies cross the Rhine (accompanied in this film by Churchill, who made a visit to the front) and the Western Front begins to collapse...
Keywords: WWII; newsreel; V-E Day; World War II; Eisenhower; Patton; Montgomery; Jodl; Wehrmacht; Berlin; surrender; Adolph Hitler; Mussolini
Downloads: 21
[movies]Battle for the Philippines and Assault on Iwo Jima WWII Newsreel 71032
This fascinating 1945 newsreel shows the battle for the Philippines, as U.S. forces under the command of General Douglas MacArthur launch an assault on the island of Leyte.  The battle resulted in a U.S. and Filipino victory. The Allies had taken control of all strategically and economically important locations of Luzon by March 1945, although pockets of Japanese resistance held out in the mountains until the unconditional surrender of Japan...
Keywords: newsreel; WWII; Japan; Philippines; MacArthur; Marines; Mt. Suribachi; Manila; Battle of Leyte; amphibious assault; WWII; combat
Downloads: 10
[movies]Seaboard "Air Line" Railroad Promotional Film "New Horizons" 70982
Educational film produced by the Seaboard Air Line Railroad telling the "story of a new South whose roots are embedded deep in the honored tradition of the old."  The film shows the economy of the Southeast, including white and African American workers, cities, and daily life, all in the context of railroad business and operations. Produced and directed by Carl Dudley with a script by Herman Boxer.The film incorporates some racist imagery common (unfortunately) to films of this era.The Seaboard...
Keywords: railroad; train; South; Seaboard; railway; train; locomotive; racist imagery
Downloads: 50
[movies]WWII Arsenal of Democracy Homefront Newsreel "America's Call to Arms" 70972
Created at the outset of WWII, this Castle Film newsreel shows America as the "Arsenal of Democracy" producing men and materials for the war effort.  Basic training and testing of military equipment is shown, along with the construction of tanks, ships, guns, planes and other war material.  Some of the spectacular footage included shows tanks driving through buildings and over obstacles, soldiers fording rivers, and naval exercises...
Keywords: newsreel; home front; WWII; Jeep; tank; submarine; PT Boat; battleship; military training; draft; wartime; United States
Downloads: 30
[movies]WWII U.S. Navy Recruiting Film "Men Make the Navy" with Lowell Thomas 21742
Created in 1942, this wonderful propaganda and recruiting film explains that "men make the Navy and the Navy makes men" and features Lowell Thomas narrating.  Probably made before Pearl Harbor or adapted shortly after the Japanese attack on December 7th, the film features a brief segment at the end identifying Adolph Hitler and Japan as American adversaries.  Some of the material includes: fleet maneuvers involving battleships, cruisers, destroyers and aircraft carriers, PT boats including PT-...
Keywords: Lowell Thomas; U.S. Navy; recruiting film; WWII; World War II; PT Boat; Battleship; cruiser; destroyer; Annapolis; Groton; TBD-1 Devastator; torpedo
Downloads: 48
[movies]1938 Shanghai China Home Movies 23220
This wonderful home movie starts with images of a tropical typhoon in Singapore.  Then the person who shot it travels to Shanghai.  This is China in the year 1938.  Foootage includes a river cruise as well as terrific shots of river traffic, bustling streets full of trams and cars, and a great deal of human-powered traffic including rickshaws and sedan chairs.  Created just as WWII began to seriously affect the population of China, this film is a time capsule into a lost era.Shanghai is the ...
Keywords: Shanghai; home movies; 16mm; China; Yangtze River
Downloads: 82
[movies]WWII Air Raid Warden Training and Recruitment Film 28052
Created in the early stage of WWII, this propaganda and recruiting film was intended to educate ordinary Americans about some of their responsibilities at the "home front".  This might include serving as Air Raid Wardens, Civil Defense Workers, or in services such as the Driver's Corps (whose members were trained in first aid and auto repair) or as messengers.  The film includes a brief excerpt from a speech by President Roosevelt, and uses the British auxiliary services as an example of how t...
Keywords: WW2; WWII; air raid; Civil Defense; FDR; warden; blackout; Driver's Corps
Downloads: 40
[movies]Negro Colleges in Wartime WWII Propaganda Film 28052
Negro Colleges in Wartime was a short propaganda film produced by the Office of War Information in 1943. Other than in the screen title no reference is made to the students' race.The film begins with a shot of the famous statue of Booker T. Washington at Tuskegee, and notes that progress and industry has a new meaning for the present - winning the Second World War. A brief overview of the war related work at several different black colleges follows, starting with Tuskegee where the famous George...
Keywords: Tuskeegee; Howard University; African American; history; newsreel; propaganda film; WWII; Office of War Information
Downloads: 36
[movies]Boeing Stratocruiser Promotional Film "Tomorrow's Airplane Today" (silent) 70942
Created by acclaimed filmmaker Jerry Fairbanks for the Boeing Co. in the immediate post-WWII era, "Tomorrow's Airplane Today" celebrates the Stratocruiser. (This version of the film comes from a film archive and is silent; in release of course the film had a soundtrack and we're currently hunting for it.)The film features rare views of the Boeing plant in Seattle as it looked during WWII -- completely covered in camouflage netting and paint...
Keywords: Boeing; Stratocruiser; Jerry Fairbanks; airplanes; WWII; B-29; Superfortress; C-97 Stratofreighter; Seattle; camouflage
Downloads: 73
[movies]1920s Environmental Film Caring and Planting of Trees 70670
Produced as part of an educational series of films by the Eastman Kodak Company, "Care and Planting of Trees" is a silent movie that dates to 1927.  The film features several moments of interest to modern audiences including mass spraying of trees with pesticides.This film is part of the Periscope Film LLC archive, one of the largest historic military, transportation, and aviation stock footage collections in the USA...
Keywords: Eastman Kodak; educational; film; pesticides; ecology; vintage; classroom
Downloads: 22
[movies]Tacoma Narrows Bridge Collapse & French Fleet Sunk at Oran Newsreel 70680
This historic newsreel shows some interesting events in the 1940s including the attack on the French fleet by the British at Oran and the collapse of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge. The 1940 Tacoma Narrows Bridge, the first Tacoma Narrows Bridge, was a suspension bridge in the U.S. state of Washington that spanned the Tacoma Narrows strait of Puget Sound between Tacoma and the Kitsap Peninsula. It opened to traffic on July 1, 1940, and dramatically collapsed into Puget Sound on November 7 of the sam...
Keywords: Tacoma Narrows Bridge; Galloping Gertie; Operation Catapult; Newsreel; suspension bridge; French Fleet; Oran; Royal Navy; Battleship Richelieu; Vichy; WWII; World War II; Tacoma; Washington
Downloads: 58
[movies]WWII Air Warden Training and Recruitment Newsreel 70690
Created by Castle Films during WWII for the U.S. Government AIR RAID WARNING shows the duties and responsibilities of the Civil Defense Air Raid Wardens.  These individuals were trained in first aid, fire fighting, and gas and chemical warfare as well as plane spotting.  During the blackout in the USA, wardens enforced regulations to keep lights out and blinds drawn at all times. The American wardens traced their origins to Britain...
Keywords: air raid; blackout; WWII; ARP; air raid warden; civil defense; newsreel
Downloads: 12
[movies]Amazing Moments from WWII Newsreels 70712
Fabulous "camera thrill" highlights from WWII features aerial and naval combat, a desperate battle on a South Pacific island between Japanese forces and assaulting U.S. Marines, paratroops, glider troops, a U-boat attack, gun camera footage of strafing and dog fights, plane crashes, and more.  "The motion picture camera has never been closer to the deadly fire of enemy guns than here ..."This film is part of the Periscope Film LLC archive, one of the largest historic military, transportation, a...
Keywords: newsreel; U-boat; paratroops; WWII; World War II; combat; gun camera
Downloads: 45
[movies]Strategic Defense Initiative Promo Video "High Frontier" Star Wars Defense System 33112
High Frontier was a private company that promoted space-based strategic defense against nuclear ICBMs. It was founded by Daniel O. Graham, a retired lieutenant general in the U.S. Army who is often called the "father of SDI". This film promotes Graham's initiative: a kinetic-energy weapon that could take out Soviet ICBMs as they flew towards the USA. It seemed plausible enough, but eventually the SDI plan diverged from High Frontier...
Keywords: Star Wars; SDI; ICBM; ABM; missile defense; Strategic Defense Initiative; Ronald Reagan
Downloads: 15
[movies]Rome Falls to Allies WWII Newsreel 70732
This 1944 sound newsreel shows the Allied push towards Rome, Italy and the D-Day Invasion of Europe.  It uses footage from both Allied and German sources.  Some of the highlights in the Rome section include celebrations in the aftermath of the liberation of the city.  The D-Day film includes highlights from several beachheads along with footage of Gen. Eisenhower and Field Marshall Montgomery on June 6, 1944.It took four major offensives between January and May 1944 before the line was eventu...
Keywords: WWII; newsreel; Italian Front; Liberation of Rome; D-Day; June 6 1944; General Mark Clark; Anzio
Downloads: 34
[movies]1928 Newsreel of Transatlantic Flight of the Bremen Aircraft 70742
Dating from 1928, this silent newsreel shows the flight of the Bremen, a German Junkers W 33 aircraft that made the first successful transatlantic airplane flight from east to west between April 12 and 13, 1928.The Bremen left Baldonnel Aerodrome, Ireland on April 12 and flew to Greenly Island, Canada, arriving on April 13, after a flight fraught with difficult conditions and compass problems. The crew consisted of pilot Captain Hermann Köhl, the navigator, Major James Fitzmaurice, and the owne...
Keywords: 1928; newsreel; Bremen airplane; Greenly Island; Henry Ford Museum; Germany; Bremen; Baldonnel
Downloads: 27
[movies]World War I Combat Silent Newsreel "Flashes of Action" 70752
Created from official films of the U.S. Army Expeditionary Forces in World War I, "Flashes of Action" is a silent newsreel created in 1928 -- for the ten year anniversary of the end of hostilities.  The film features footage of trench warfare, balloon busting by aircraft (including a spotter jumping from the balloon moments before it bursts into flames), gas warfare, nighttime bombardments, and more.This film is part of the Periscope Film LLC archive, one of the largest historic military, trans...
Keywords: WWI; U.S. Army; World War I; trench warfare; doughboys; mustard gas; Western Front
Downloads: 34
[movies]WWII Savings Bond Propaganda Film "America the Beautiful" 70932
Created in 1945 by the Warner Bros. Studio to sell U.S. Savings Bonds, "America the Beautiful" paints a picture of the United States as an industrious society on the move.  Shot in Technicolor and directed by Gordon Hollingshead and with a score by William Lava, the film begins "on your front door, on the street where you live" and spans the American continent through the ranches and farms of the West and the National Parks, to the bustling cities of the East including the metropolis of New Yor...
Keywords: WWII; propaganda film; Technicolor; New York City; industrial
Downloads: 55
[movies]1940s Bus Driver Training Film "The Operator and Safety" 70772 - Federal Security Agency
Created by the Federal Security Agency in the 1940s, "The Operator and Safety" is a bus driver training film.  Featuring a Mack CM-G3 transit bus, the film was shot in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and vicinity around 1941.  The bus used in the film, number 1822, was part of the Philadelphia Rapid Transit system.This film is part of the Periscope Film LLC archive, one of the largest historic military, transportation, and aviation stock footage collections in the USA...
Keywords: Mack bus; Philadelphia; driver training; driver's ed; bus driver; Philadelphia Rapid Transit; stock footage
Downloads: 38
[movies]Germany Invades Austria WWII Newsreel 70792
Produced in 1938, this American newsreel shows the Anschluss -- the annexation of Austria by Nazi Germany in March 1938. Austria was annexed into the German Third Reich on 12 March 1938. There had been several years of pressure by supporters in both Austria and Germany (by both Nazis and non-Nazis) for the "Heim ins Reich" movement. Earlier, Nazi Germany had provided support for the Austrian National Socialist Party (Austrian Nazi Party) in its bid to seize power from Austria's Fatherland Front...
Keywords: Adolph Hitler; WWII; newsreel; Austria
Downloads: 45
[movies]Battle for Tunisia and Victory at Stalingrad WWII Newsreel 70802
Dating from 1943, this fascinating newsreel features footage of the British 8th Army and American and Free French forces battling in North Africa against Rommel's Afrika Korps, and the Russian victory at Stalingrad.  The film begins with the Battle of Mareth, part of an Allied operation under General Bernard Montgomery in Tunisia intended to assault the Mareth Line defenses held by German and Italian forces under General Giovanni Messe...
Keywords: WWII; newsreel; Stalingrad; Wehrmacht; Erwin Rommel; North Africa; combat
Downloads: 41
[movies]The Seas of Liberty - U.S. Navy
A scenic cruise along the Hudson and the East River in New York is used to discuss the history of the U.S. Navy, from its earliest era to the present. Features footage of the SS United States, RMS Queen Mary, the Statue of Liberty and the United Nations. Also contains shots of the fighting ship USS Constitution, known as "Old Ironsides".
Keywords: U.S. Navy propaganda film
Downloads: 534 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[movies]U.S. Navy Training Film - U.S. Navy
A U.S. Navy training and safety film that covers in detail the procedure used to recover a crew member who went overboard off the deck of a submarine. The USS Scamp (SSN-588) and the USS Bergall (SSN-667) are used to illustrate these procedures.
Keywords: U.S. Navy Training Film
Downloads: 4,177
[movies]Submarine Emergencies: Escape Training Tank Procedure - U.S. Navy
A U.S. Navy training and safety film that in detail covers the procedure a submarine crew would take to make an immediate free breathing emergency bouyant ascent. In other words, how to safely exit a submerged subamrine and get all the crewmembers to the surface without them getting the "bends". The students train at the Submarine Escape Training Tank (SETT), a 100-foot water tower either at the submarine base, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii or at the submarine base, New London, Connecticut...
Keywords: U.S. Navy Training Film
Downloads: 5,432
[movies]Escape from a Disabled Submarine - U.S. Navy
In this training film, see how the U.S. prepares its submariners and submarine support personnel to handle potentially disastrous emergencies. The USS Balao (SS-285) plays the part of submarine that has had a fire aboard and is now stuck on the sea floor. Some trapped crew members make individual emergency buoyant ascents via the escape trunk. In the meantime, the submarine rescue ship USS Skylark (ASR-20), rushes to the scene and uses its Rescue Bell (RC14) to evacuate the remainder of the crew...
Keywords: U.S. Navy Training Film
Downloads: 3,980
[movies]DSRV2 (Deep Sea Rescue Vehicle) Explained - U.S. Navy
This film explains the deployment procedures used by the U.S. Navy when using the Deep Submergence Rescue Vehicle DSRV-2, Avalon, in attempting to rescue the personell from a crippled submarine. See the DSRV-2 loaded onto a C-131 transport aircraft and then airlifted to the nearest port. Once there, it can mated to a tender ship or submarine -- in this case the USS Hawksbill (SSN-666). There is amazing footage of submerged submarines as well as live footage of the DSRV-2 in action underwater mat...
Keywords: Deep Sea Ocean Exploration
Downloads: 1,206
[movies]SeaLab I - U.S. Navy
In 1964 off the coast of Bermuda, SEALAB I was lowered to a depth 192 feet. This film documents that amazing event. The Sealab I experiment was to test the theories of saturated diving and the ability of humans to live and operate at extreme pressures. The test involved four divers: LCDR Robert Thompson, MC; Gunners Mate First Class Lester Anderson; Chief Quartermaster Robert A. Barth; and Chief Hospital Corpsman Sanders Manning...
Keywords: Deep Sea Ocean Exploration
Downloads: 1,306
[movies]Sea Dragon, Unde the Ice by Captain Tom Jacobs - Home Movie
See one of the rarest and most intimate films ever made aboard a submarine, as Lieutenant Paul Horn takes his own movie camera onboard the USS Seadragon (SSN-584). This Skate class submarine made a patrol from Pearl Harbor to the chilly waters of the arctic, where it surfaced through the ice pack. Commander Tom Jacobs introduces and narrates the film, which is dedicated to Horn (who sadly passed away a short time after it was made).
Keywords: Home Movie
Downloads: 1,808
[movies]Development of the Regulus II - Chance Vought
The RGM-15 was more commonly known as the Regulus II, was an air-breathing, nuclear capable cruise missile that began development in 1957. This film, made by manufacturer Chance Vought, chronicles the testing and development of the supersonic, jet powered missile at Edwards Air Force Base. It culminates in the one and only launch of the bird off of a submarine, the USS Grayback (SSG-574) in 1958. This film also shows some of the amazing JATO launches of the missile, and the remote control landin...
Keywords: Financing Procurement Film
Downloads: 731
[movies]Carrier Landing Mishaps - U.S. Navy
Landing a plane on the deck of aircraft carrier is one of the most dangerous and amazing daily activity facing pilots and deck crew. This amazing training film graphically depicts various aircraft landing disasters. It also instructs pilots how to avoid them and what emergency ejection or ditching procedures to follow in case they do occur. A barrier landing, called for when a pilot has a landing gear problem, is shown as is the set-up of the barrier...
Keywords: U.S. Navy Training Film
Downloads: 13,550
[movies]USS Tunny Launches the Reguls I - U.S. Navy
This movie is about the USS Tunny (SS-282) and the procedure she helped pioneer -- firing the Regulus missile. The Regulus was the world's first nuclear cruise missile, and a stop-gap weapon that served the Navy until the arrival of the Polaris weapon system. The Gato-class USS Tunny served three years in the Pacific during WWII, and was brought back into service in 1953 to assist in the development of the Regulus missile system...
Keywords: U.S. Navy Training Film
Downloads: 13,382 3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[movies]Coast Guard Song - War Department
Semper Paratrus, the Coast Guard's song, is made into a music video in this War Department-produced film which features footage of Coast Guardsmen training and at sea.
Keywords: Coast Guard propaganda film
Downloads: 4,495
[movies]USCG Convoy WWII - U.S. Coast Guard
Made during WWII, this color film shows the men of the Coast Guard in operation in the Atlantic. Guardsmen man and command various support vessels and transports. Their cutters serve as Navy warships. Anti-submarine patrol is an important duty, and we see PBY flying boats, cutters and destroyers fending off enemy subs. As a seaborne invasion nears, USCG personnel and the men of the Merchant Marine rush men and supplies to the beach in LCIs and LSTs...
Keywords: Coast Guard educational film
Downloads: 2,058
[movies]Sunset in the Pacific - U.S. Navy
This 1945 Technicolor film was shown to Navy veterans in the aftermath of WWII. Intended to refocus the men who had lived through such horror, and who had trained to live by the sword, the film attempts to remind the viewer of the goals achieved by the conflict. This film may owe its existence to a very real fear that returning veterans would not be able to re-integrate into society; but such worries proved groundless...
Keywords: U.S. Navy training film
Downloads: 4,755 1.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[movies]Disasters Don't Just Happen - U.S. Navy
Made in the wake of deadly accidents aboard the aircraft carriers USS Forrestal (CV-59), USS Enterprise (CVN-65), and USS Oriskany (CV-34), this U.S. Navy safety film underscores that "Disasters Don't Just Happen". The film examines the causes of accidents and looks for solutions to prevent similar things from happening in the future. Three incidents are specifically examined. First, the 1967 USS Forrestal fire was a devastating fire and series of chain-reaction explosions on 29 July 1967 that k...
Keywords: U.S. Navy training film
Downloads: 3,468
[movies]USCG Academy - U.S. Coast Guard
Shot in the 1930s, this film profiles the United States Coast Guard Academy (USCGA), the military academy of the United States Coast Guard located in New London, Connecticut. The four year program offered by the Academy is described, and the various academy, athletic and other opportunities presented detailed. Seagoing activities aboard a modern cutter are shown, including gunnery practice.
Keywords: U.S. Coast Guard recruiting film
Downloads: 476
[movies]The Angled Deck Carrier - U.S. Navy
The USS Antietam (CV/CVA/CVS-36) was one of 24 Essex-class aircraft carriers built during World War II, and the first carrier to be fitted with an angled deck. This innovative feature, made possible by the addition of a port sponson, effectively allowed aircraft to take off while others were simultaneously landing. This film was made to acquaint naval aviators and deck crew with this new feature. Also shown in the film is USS Coral Sea (CV/CVB/CVA-43), a Midway-class aircraft carrier which was c...
Keywords: U.S. Navy training film
Downloads: 1,497
[movies]USCG Alaska Patrol - U.S. Coast Guard
The sea lanes surrounding Alaska are the gateway to the Arctic Ocean, and of vital importance to the United States during the Cold War. In this film, the men of the Coast Guard cutter USCGC Klamath (WHEC-66) visit Alaskan waters, and perform various humanitarian missions among its Native American residents. Klamath also monitors the seas, servicing buoys and making certain the sea lanes are safe for transit...
Keywords: U.S. Coast Guard educational film
Downloads: 685
[movies]Coast Guard Academy - U.S. Coast Guard
Shot in the 1950s, this film profiles the United States Coast Guard Academy (USCGA), the military academy of the United States Coast Guard located in New London, Connecticut. The four year program offered by the Academy is described, and the various academy, athletic and other opportunities presented detailed. The venerable sailing vessel Eagle is shown conducting a cruise to Europe, escorted by the USCGC Campbell (WPG-32) a 327-foot (100 m) Secretary-Class (also known as "Treasury Class") cutte...
Keywords: U.S. Coast Guard recruiting film
Downloads: 403
[movies]Down to the Wire - U.S. Navy
Shot by award winning cinematographer Conrad Buff, "Down to the Wire" is a portrait of naval aviation cadets struggling to receive their carrier wings circa 1970. To become qualified as a carrier jet pilot, a variety of tasks must be mastered from "touch-and-go's" on land to that first hairy carrier landing at sea. The famed Essex class carrier USS Lexington (CV/CVA/CVS/CVT/AVT-16), known as "The Blue Ghost", appears in the film.
Keywords: U.S. Navy recruiting film
Downloads: 703
[movies]F-8 Aircraft Crash - U.S. Navy
In this short silent film, shot by the Pilot Landing Aid Television system, known as PLAT, a crippled Vought F-8 Crusader makes a barrier landing. The Mark-V barricade shown in the film was developed to arrest disabled aircraft which, for whatever reason, are not able to land by conventional "hook on a cable" means. In this instance, the landing is a success, the pilot walked away unscathed and the aircraft was salvageable.
Keywords: U.S. Navy PLAT film
Downloads: 1,709
[movies]Aircraft Catapult and Arresting Gear - U.S. Navy
Landing aboard an aircraft carrier is a task fraught with danger under normal conditions. When an aircraft has a malfunction or becomes disabled, it can be especially dangerous. The Mark-V barricade was developed to arrest disabled aircraft which, for whatever reason, may not be able to land by conventional "hook on a cable" means. Shown in this film are the procedures used to deploy the barricade, with commentary about how teamwork and attention to detail makes all the difference.
Keywords: U.S. Navy training film
Downloads: 1,278
[movies]Coast Guard On Foreign Shores - U.S. Coast Guard
The Coast Guard played an important role in the Allied victory in WWII. Coast Guardsmen manned nearly every type of support vessel for the Navy, and went into harm's way not only in the battle against the U-boats, but at every amphibious landing from North Africa to Sicily, Italy to D-Day, Guadalcanal, Tarawa, Luzon, Okinawa and Iwo Jima. This film shows the role of the Coast Guard, and features terrific footage of many of the battles in which USCG ships and men participated...
Keywords: Coast Guard educational film
Downloads: 571
[movies]Carrier flight deck safety - U.S. Navy
Made to promote flight deck safety, this Vietnam era film features footage shot aboard USS Forrestal (CVA-59). It was made in 1967, the same year that the ship suffered a terrible fire that cost 134 lives. It is unclear whether the film predates the fire, or was made in its wake. The USS Forrestal (CV-59) superseded Shinano of World War II vintage as the largest aircraft carrier ever built by full load displacement and was the first to specifically support jet aircraft...
Keywords: U.S. Navy training film
Downloads: 3,220 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[movies]USCG Auxilliary - U.S. Coast Guard
During a wartime emergency, the ships of the Coast Guard were supplemented by hundreds of civil craft. Outfitted as Coast Guard Auxilliary craft, these pleasure cruisers were tasked with such tasks as spotting enemy U-boats, and rescuing crews of ships sunk in the Battle of the Atlantic. This rare film, made as a recruiting tool for this special service, discusses how it all works.
Keywords: U.S. Coast Guard recruiting film
Downloads: 312
[movies]Cadet Cruise - U.S. Coast Guard
Made in 1940, this U.S. Coast Guard film shows the Cadet Cruise made by the USCG's class of 1940. The USCG cutter Bibb was deployed to South America with the cadets on board, and visits made to a variety of Central and South American ports. A transit of the Panama Canal is made, and Lima and Santiago visited along with Cartagena. Bibb is quite a storied sip. Built in 1936, the USCGC Bibb (WPG-31) was a 327-foot (100 m) Secretary-Class (also known as "Treasury Class") Coast Guard ship named for U...
Keywords: U.S. Coast Guard recruiting film
Downloads: 439
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